Myler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the name Myler are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Myler was originally found in the county of Dumfries.
Early Origins of the Myler family
The surname Myler was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where the Myler family held a family seat from ancient times. One line had its ancestral seat at Dalswinton, Dumfriesshire. During the Middle Ages, occupational names were frequently recorded in Latin; thus, one who worked at a mill would have been documented under the name Milendinarius, Le Molendinator, or De Molendino. The modern spellings "Miller" and "Millar" came into general use about 1500; earlier documents usually show the name in Latin.
Early History of the Myler family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Myler research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1253 is included under the topic Early Myler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Myler Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Myler has appeared as Miller, Millar, Myllar, Mylar, Millare, Myllair and many more.
Early Notables of the Myler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Myler family to Ireland
Some of the Myler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Myler migration to the United States +
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them:
Myler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Daniel Myler, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 
Contemporary Notables of the name Myler (post 1700) +
- Cameron "Cammy" Myler (b. 1968), American luger on four Olympic teams (1988, 1992, 1994 and 1998), American flag carrier during the opening ceremony of the 1994 Winter Olympics
- Colin Myler (b. 1952), English-born, American based journalist, former executive editor of the New York Post and former editor of the News of the World, current editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News
- Frank Myler (b. 1938), English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer
- Andy Myler (b. 1975), retired Irish footballer
- Richie Myler (b. 1990), England International Rugby League player
- Stephen Myler (b. 1984), English rugby union player
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The Myler Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Manent optima coelo
Motto Translation: The best things await us in heaven.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)